First compile of kde 4 and results (not so good)

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at
Mon Sep 17 18:43:16 BST 2007

On 9/16/07, Marco Mangiante <marco.mangiante at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I finally compiled the svn version of KDE4 in my openSUSE 10.2. First
> of all I want to say that I am a novice to this, I am not a developer
> but I can say I am an enthusiast people.
> I don't know sincerely if this is the good list to post this, but I
> try: previously I posted in the general list for kde, but maybe this
> is the exact list.
> This is what I have obtained from the compilation, after the following
> of the guide on techbase for kde4 compiling. I compiled qt-copy,
> kdesupport, kdelibs, kdepimlibs and kdebase and this is the result:
> Like you can see, the kmenu have no image, but this is the little
> problem. The big problem is that it doesn't work. If you click on it,
> nothing sincerely I don't know how to start all the
> programs. A workaround that I find is to click on the desktop and then
> choose the "Run Command" to start programs, like konqueror or the
> console.
> Another problem that I find is that konqueror, during web navigation,
> freezes so the only solution is to kill it. Now, infact, I'm using
> firefox.
> Also, there is a place on the taskbar with written "This object could
> not be created", but I don't know if it is related to the menu or
> other thing.
> So, first, I ask why I haven't the kmenu. I also tried to launch the
> command kmenu, but without results. Maybe I don't compiled the staff
> for the menu, but I think it is in the packages that I have compiled
> previously.
> Hope someone can help me.

I'm sorry, all these problems are due to incompleteness. Esp plasma,
but unfortunately also some other core KDE stuff, is still too much in
flux. I sincerely hope the next Beta will be better for basic usage
(and I think it will, from what I've seen until now, but it's gonna be
tagged soon...)

> --
> Regards,
> Marco Mangiante

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